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Unread postPosted: Mon Oct 29, 2012 1:44 pm 
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Back at my friends' home after first surgery - which went well. Feeling fine, but understand why I am not allowed to drive straight away! Was able to go to the doctor's rooms on the way home and get my right eye measured so have been able to put my contact lens back in - so am not blind - huge relief! Probably means the right eye will be done next Monday now - he will confirm when I go to see him on Wednesday for a check-up.

I was so hungry when I came out of surgery that the cheese sandwich and tea they gave me was the best I have tasted for many a year!!!!

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Wonderful EJ, so glad it went so well; thanks for updating us.


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I was so hungry when I came out of surgery that the cheese sandwich and tea they gave me was the best I have tasted for many a year!!!!


:thumbs_up: :whistle: :thumbs_up:

Good to hear everything went ok :)

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Thanks EJ for the update. We continue to pray for you. Hope they do the second eye sooner rather than later so your eyesight is fully restored. Not nice being driven around but happy that you have a friend to help. I had to wait 6 weeks before I could get my eyes tested for new specs and hated being dependent on SO to get around. Relief when new specs were ready - independence again!. Regards, D.


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Ej Glad everything went off well -- Speedy recovery

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EJ, Pleased to hear all went well. :thumbs_up: Pray that your other eye will also be sorted soon and that the new contacts will work well. :)

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Hi EJ
Pleased all went well and will be praying that all will go well with the next surgery, :pray:
Please keep us posted
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Update...... left eye doing well. Not quite right yet, but getting there. The right eye will be done next Wednesday now. Came back to caravan on Tuesday, and drove myself to appointment on Wednesday - independent to the last!!! Have had no pain at all, and no real discomfort either - more a bit of bruising from the local anaesthetic.

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Great to hear things are going well.
I will be away next week so good wishes for next Wed and a speedy recovery on both your eyes.
Please keep us updated on your progress
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Noisy elephant at the fence!!!!! Heard breaking branches rumblings, but just had some squealing too......

Withdrawal symptoms were definitely kicking in so when I was asked to do a sunset drive tonight I agreed. Glad I did - it was a good trip..... Within 40mins I had had rhinos galumphing about, 2 lionesses rolling around under a bush, an ellie crossing the road in front of us, a leopard in a tree, and 6 dugha boys! And a few giraffes and impalas by then too...... We ended up with more giraffes and impalas, Thandamamba in heavy musth but still very relaxed next to the vehicle, lots more rhinos, another couple of ellies close, large spotted genet, duikers, spotted eagle owl, scrub hares....... And on my way home I found a small side-striped jackal harassing the last ellie we had seen near BnD by nipping at its feet. Not sure what that was about at all......!

My eye held up well.....and seems to be settling down at last.

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Quite a busy evening ej :thumbs_up:

Interesting about the jackal and ellie :big_eyes:

Good news on the eye :gflower:

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Eye Eye, Cap'n! :D Great news about the ocular improvement, EJ. :clap: :clap: :clap: And, what better way to celebrate tahn to have good trip. :thumbs_up: Strange behaviour that jackal demonstrated. :hmz: I think we'll definitely be booking with you when we're there! :D :D

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Your eyes are important to you and you are important to us so take it easy :rtm:

Glad to hear it went off well :gflower:

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EJ ....Wow what a great drive with awesome sightings. :D

Thrilled to hear about the state of your eye. :D

May Wednesdays also be a huge success, and recovery process just as smooth:)

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Tonight I had the privilege of introducing 7 people to Kruger for the first time. It was quieter than last night, but still good. The lions refused to appear, the leopard was a distant blob in a tree, but otherwise the rhinos, ellies and buffaloes (twice) were more obliging. Also had giraffes, impala and scrub hares, waterbuck (small herd which actually decided to come and see what we were), duiker, hyenas, steenbok, juvenile martial eagle, bateleur, hippos, crocs, bushbabies, and a chameleon.

Had an exciting moment when the matriarch of the breeding herd of ellies decided we had outstayed our welcome......but she only turned, walked a few steps towards us, and shook her head. I started the vehicle and we moved off and she went back to feeding.

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